Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Finish

My Island Batik mystery quilt top is finished! My colours are quite different from the ones that Bea used in her quilt.

This was a very relaxing and fun mystery to sew, and the rows went together perfectly. I am wondering about making the quilt top larger and adding some borders, so my next step is to see what yardage I have left to use up.
Don't you just love working with batiks?  I know it's a weird thing to admit, but I even love the way they smell when you iron them :)
And they lay so flat!
I think this will be a quick finish for me, because I already have a quilting idea and am eager to try it out!
Hop over to Bea's link up party and see more finished mystery tops.

19 comments:

  1. I love all the bright, bold batiks! One of my favorite fabrics to work with although I haven't worked on a strictly batik project in quite a while. Great job - it will look nice in a larger size too :)

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  2. Your batik quilt is beautiful! I LOVE batiks! :0)

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  3. I love how soft this quilt looks colorwise. I haven't done a total batik piece, but am planning one for next year. Lovely finish hugs, Julierose

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  4. Lovely! Batiks do smell nice and iron so flat.

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  5. LOOKS AWESOME!! squeal!! (I do have an EQ sketch or another round all the way around but my original quilt I only had 1/2yds so that's why it's small like this.
    glad you liked it though.

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  6. Really different pattern. I like it a lot! Beautiful colors. Can't wait to see the quilting. On another note I am planning to use the fun green fabric I won in the new Quiiltville mystery. Are you joining? Well happy day! G

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  7. I love the colors. Love batiks too.

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  8. The quilt is spectacular. I like the colors and their arrangement.

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  9. I think your color choices are gorgeous! Makes me think of pomegranates and blueberries, for some reason. : )
    Beautiful quilt! I am anxious to see how you quilt it--and I love working with batiks, too.

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  10. That came out great! I love those pretty colors you used.

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  11. Batiks are fun to work with - and the colors . . . oh, my they are wonderful.

    Congrats on the finish!

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  12. Great finish, Kathy! I can identify with your feelings of being overwhelmed with all of the piles! LOL Love your Marcus Brothers sew along blocks, too.

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  13. I did not participate in this mystery quilt. It is an interesting design. Love your colour choice. Great work Kathy.

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  14. Beautiful finish! Batiks just have that glow and the colors in your flimsy really shine.

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  15. I do like batiks, and agree they press with a different smell, lol. Congrats on a finish and a plan!

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  16. Your colours here are just lovely - a great top and it will be good to see it finished.

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  17. Always nice to have a finish, especially one you had fun doing.

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  18. The colors in this are stunning Kathy! Love that plum. I agree that batiks are a delight to work with. Smooth and crisp.

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